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Conor Spahr, News Editor
January 20th, 2018
Updated: 10:00 PM, January 25th, 2018
HERRIMAN -- Residents were told to stay indoors as a manhunt by members of local police and SWAT teams ensues early Saturday morning. The shelter in place order has been lifted in both Herriman and Riverton. The suspect, identified by police as 33 year old Justin Gary Llewelyn of Riverton, was apparently walking down the street when an officer approached him. Llewelyn fired shots at the officer, missing. Then he encountered another officer who also exchanged gunfire, with no one being hit.
According to Police, Llewelyn then broke into a house and shot the homeowner, who was said to be in critical condition, but his status has since been updated to "good". The suspect stole a car from the residence, which he crashed. The car was found near Blackridge Reservoir.
Police and SWAT teams searched the streets in Herriman and Riverton all day, but the suspect still remains at large. Police say the suspect has a history of run-ins with law, including a stabbing in 2012.
After five days on the run, the suspect has finally been apprehended.
"Got a visual confirmation of our suspect Justin Llewelyn at a park in Provo," said Unified Police Lieutenant Brian Lohrke. The suspect then took off in a blue truck, as reported by Fox 13. Police performed a pit maneuver to end a high speed chase in Spanish Fork.
Sheriff Rivera said "I'm just happy the he's off the street."